US and other no-EU companies regularly processing personal data of data subjects who are in the EU should designate an EU representative. The representative should act on behalf of such company, it may be addressed by any EU supervisory authority or data subject themselves and is required to be in the EU. The designation of such a representative does not affect company’s responsibility or liability even the representative may be subject to enforcement proceedings in the event of company’s noncompliance. Such representative will either closely cooperate with DPO, or will take some or all of DPO responsibilities.
As a company specialized for personal data protection with both EU and US presence, Ostendo Consulting is an ideal EU representative for US companies required to appoint one.
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